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to "this week in defense news." i'm vago muradian. after nearly two years of work, the pentagon has issued the long a waited report on cyber security. the department of defense strategy for operating in cyberspace. analysts are hailing the document as a break through for among other things making it clear for the first time that united states could respond militarily to a major cyber attack. last week admiral mike mullen said cyber attacks are the threat that keeps him awake at night. today deputy defense secretary bill lynn joins us to discuss it. the strategy was completed late last year but it has taken seven months to unclassify the version that can be replaced publicly. secretary lynn will step down after more than two years on the job. he started his career on capitol hill and spent the entire clinton administration at the pentagon. he worked for industry including raytheon before returning to the pentagon in 2008 as the deputy defense secretary that plays a key role in running one of the most complex organizations. thanks for coming. >> thanks for having me. >> what are the key ten
as the pentagon unveiiee its plann foo operrtions in cyberspace, toppofficiils reveeled one of the worst breaches ever. "in a single intrusion this march 24,000 files were ttken." "it was done we ttink by a foreign inttlligence serrice, a nation state waa behind it." pentagon officials confirmed it wws sensitive us military data, taken from a contractors' computer system. cyberspace is now a pptential warzone. "cybbr attacks will be a significant component of futureeconflict, whether it involves major nations, rogue states or terrorist groupssin 2008 an infected flaasdrive was inserred into laptop on a us miliiary base. ...a foreign spy agency ad placed a malicious code on the drive transferred secret data to foreign control. for the first time a foreign govvrnment had a cyber beach head. the new pentagon strategy focusss on defending military systems from theft aad ddnial or disuption of "you're going to wind up using component elements that are built around the world. and so theeiisue of securing a supply chain becomes very muuh a security matter."ii the event oo a devastating attackkin m
journal, will look at the pentagon's new cybersecurity plan. "washington journal," taking your phone calls, emails, and tweets, live every morning starting at 7:00 eastern on c-span. host: good morning. it's friday, july 15, 2011. you're looking at a live picture of the u.s. capitol. it's a beautiful day here in washington, d.c., but tempers still seem high in the discussions over raising the debt limit. republican house conference has an 8:00 a.m. meeting. the president has called a press conference for 11:00 a.m. eastern time. it does not look like any breakthroughs have yet emerged in these discussions. so our question for you on this friday morning is, if you had a seat at the table, what would your strategy be? 202-624-111 for democrats in the audience. for republicans, our phone number is 202-624-1115. for you i understand penalties, here's your phone line, 202-624-0760. you can also send us a message by twitter or email us. the u.s. debt limit talks, what would your strategy be? and we're going to begin on this friday morning by talking with a reporter covering this for the tribune
takes us through the corridor of the world most famous 5 sided building. the pentagon. >> it's a fortress city unto itself. >> like to think as small economy within a small city. >>reporter: pentagon world largest low rise office building. one the nation military leaders never have to leave for dinner dry cleaning almost anything. patrick works for the pentagon mayor office which oversees everything from the drugstore to the barber shop. >> i guess it's short. >> short. cropped. military style. >>reporter: here at the pentagon there are 1 million do nut sold every year. a little under 25,000 employees that means each one of them has to eat 40 of these. i'm getting a start now. there's a best buy. several clothing shops and a post office. there's even a virginia dmv. >> best part about it. no lin line. you have to have one of these to get in. >>reporter: troops can if eton fast-food or linger over fine dining. then the notorious bistro in the center court yard. it has been called the most dangerous hot dog stand in the world and that's because up through the 198
attack. despite the pentagon spending $24 billion a year to protect fuel convoys in afghanistan, more than 3,000 troops and civilian contractors have been killed or wounded while riding in convoy. what's more, fully 2/3 of the fuel used in afghanistan goes to provide electricity for air-conditioning and heating in military installations. if we can reduce the energy required in these areas, we can reduce the danger. insulating structures will save lives from people who will not be on convoys to be attacked. it will also save money. properly insulated shelters use up to 92% less energy for the heating and cooling. with more than 200,000 gallons of diesel fuel used every day to power our forward operating bases in afghanistan, insulating our field shelters has the potential to significantly reduce field consumption. a similar insulation effort in iraq has led to almost $1 billion a year in savings and taken more than 11,000 fuel trucks off the road. this in turn helped prevent an estimated 450 american casualties in iraq. a little arithmetic will show you that this $15 million spent insu
, what are some of the things the pentagon doing to prepare for a leaner future. gates was the one out there arguing to keep spending levels high. >> well up to now, the pentagon mainly way of saving money is through efficiencies. last budget go around for over five year period they said we will save $178 billion. however they reinvested 100 billion. now they believe more work can be done in terms of efficiencies, however more has to be done in terms of whether it's weapons, whether it's instrain. >> kate let me end with you, do we know, now that we have some of the these proposals on the floor, do we know where the 2012 defense bill is going to ultimately end up? >> i think all of the bills that have been passed so far, i think you will see defense get cut much more than has already been done so. like we said earlier with the 2011 budget, 19 billion have been cut. so far we've only cut 9 billion. i think there's a lot of room to still cut with defense. >> guys, thanks very much for joining us, we really appreciate it. coming up, why france thinks that it >>> india's competition for 12
at the pentagon and other military buildings will also appear in court this afternoon on unrelated charges. his appearance in court is for a series of serious -- serial break-ins. he is being held currently without bond. he was behind the shootings at the pentagon, are marine corps museum and recruiting stations last fall. it was obtained on trespassing charges related to a suspicious vehicle scare at the pentagon. >>> coming up at noon, a geyser of water drenching homes. a mess for an entire neighborhood. >>> people desperately want to put a stop to the illegal practices to ensure the independence and effectiveness of the police. >> david cameron faces parliament. the latest, in the phone hacking scandal. plus a car is at risk. break-ins and -- break-ins in metro parking lots. first, we're back with the heat >> hours away from the final shuttle mission into space. the shuttle atlantis for the scheduled landing end -- at kennedy space station in florida. the landing will end the 30-year shuttle program. you can watch the historic touchdown live right here on abc7 tomorrow morning.
next week. >>> the u.s. is fighting a war in cyberspace. the pentagon says it's a battle to protect national security secrets but the other side is winning. some of the nation's most sensitive military secrets have been looted by spies who managed to break into government computers. david martin got an exclusive look into the pentagon command center. >> reporter: the joint strike fighter is the pentagon's high priced ticket to air superiority for the 21st century except four months ago the designs for that and other sophisticated weapons were stolen from defense industry computers by hackers, 24,000 files in all. >> designs of satellites, uavs, unmanned aerial vehicles, cutting edge military technology. >> reporter: is somebody out there robbing us blind? >> a lot of people out there are taking a lot of information. >> reporter: he told cbs news the u.s. is not sure who stole the data although the most likely suspects are china and russia. >> the attackers are ahead of the defenders in cyberspace. the technology for intrusions is far ahead of the technology for defenses and we need
inside the pentagon. >>> it's a fortress city into itself. >> we like to think of a small economy within a small city. >> reporter: the pentagon is the world's largest low rise office building, the ones the nation's military leaders never have to leave. patrick works for the pentagon mayor's office which oversees everything from the barber to the drugstore. >> shorts, crops. military style cuts. >> reporter: here there are a million donuts sold every year with a little under 25,000 employees: that means each has to eat 40 of these. there is a best buy, several clothing shops and a post office. the is even a d m v. >> the best part about it, no lines but you have to have one of these to get in. >> reporter: the troops can nog on fast food or linger over fine dining. and then there is the piece ro. it has been called the most dangerous hot dog stand. soldiers, sailors, air men and marines can choose from two credit unions and a bank. caught flowerless on valentine's day? no problem. >> if you're a wife and your husband works in the pentagon there is no excuse. >> reporter: it is hand
sending loads of cash to the woman who never reported her daughter miss. an attack on the pentagon, officials call thing this the biggest ever. details on how hackers got thousands of sensitive documents. and box three, most avoid sharks but but will tell you about who guy who picked a fight with one ahead unless breaking news changes everything. this is "studio b." first from fox at 3:00, a stunning turn of events in the they day old perjury trial of baseball great only -- roger clemens after prosecutor told jurors about evidence that was ruled out of bounds. he was phasing 30 years in prison over suspected use of drugs stemming from this testimony he gave on capitol hill back in 2008. >> i have been accused of something i'm not guilty of. how do you prove a negative? no matter what we discuss here today i'm never going to have my name restored. but i've get to try and set the record straight. let me be clear: i've never taken steroids. >> but today prosecutors played videotape from the same 2008 testimony the judge had explicitly told them not to show. and he claimed the mistake
, it was the head of the cia, leon pinetta, unanimously confirmed to become the new head of the pentagon. today, it a top general to be confirmed to be the new head of the cia. you know, so just swap hats, you guys. in part, it represents the indistinguishability of the military and the intelligence world. we used to be able to say that it was the cia who did their military operations in secret. but the two are so indistinguishable now that's not even the dividing line. news this week we are now waging some level of war in somalia. in addition to the war in pakistan and libya and iraq and yemen, now the secret ops branch of the military is launching kind of secret drone strikes somalia. what's secret, disclosed, military, intelligence, is quite blurred. cia guy, you run the pentagon. pentagon guy, you run the military. what's the difference? unanimous decision. really big story here, though. the really big gap between the noncontroversy in washington, the lack of political debate about this big picture here, and how unpopular that big picture is in the rest of the country. the hill newspaper re
here. we are not saying don't give the pentagon any more money. this amendment reduces by 50% the increase for the pentagon. we are accepting $8.5 billion. by the way, this does not affect the wars in iraq and afghanistan. it just occurred to me, maybe this was said earlier, the budget for afghanistan, which we refuse to cut reluctantly, regret plea, was voted out of the committee before the president announced a 10,000 troop reduction. i think the president was kidding he would bring down 10,000 troops, we funded 10,000 troops that won't be there next year. that's a problem. we're saying to the pentagon, you find it. don't cut military personnel, don't cut health but perhaps some of the bases we maintain overseas, some of the subsidies we give to nato, lip services paid here to an alliance in which the budget is based. unfortunately, mr. chairman, i have to say it's trivial. the obama administration and members of the appropriations committee, the armed services committee, they are the enablers of one of the great welfare dependencies in the history of the world. the ability
reporter looks at spending and overspending at the pentagon. "washington journal" is next. >> good morning. july 25, 2011. we can congress begins without a deal to raise the debt limit. timothy geithner has warned on august 2, the nation risks of defaulting. we're watching to see all the asian markets reacted overnight and how things look as the market's open in the u.s. this morning. we want to hear from you how the debt limit deadline is affecting your financial decision. here are the numbers to call -- you can e-mail us also. you can also find us on twitter. facebook. on you can leave your comment there this morning. is the debt limit deadline affecting their financial decisions? eight days away to the white house has warned the u.s. could the fall. take a look at the new york times story. as congress and president obama failed yet again to break thursday night over the debt limit, wall street and washington turned current attention to a critical question: how long will investors give them? early reaction to the gridlock indicated worries and a global markets with the dollar losing grou
. >> ifill: and we check in on how the pentagon is repealing its "don't ask, don't tell" policy starting with the acceptance of gay recruits. that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> i mean, where would we be without small businesses? >> we need small businesses. >> they're the ones that help drive growth. >> like electricians, mechanics, carpenters. >> they strengthen our communities. >> every year, chevron spends billions with small businesses. that goes right to the heart of local communities, providing jobs, keeping people at work. they depend on us. >> the economy depends on them. >> and we depend on them. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy productive life. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: congress and the president got a grave new wa
remember when the pentagon papers were published in 1971, the papers were a 47-volume classified, top secret study by the department of defense about our involvement in vietnam. and be the papers -- and the papers were leaked, we now know, with by daniel ellsberg to "the new york times." henry kissinger called ellsberg at the time the most dangerous man in america. they were published by "the new york times" after winning an epic first amendment battle in the supreme court, and after the times had published the pentagon papers the nixon administration prosecuted ellsberg under the espionage act. and you may remember that the trial was aborted in mid trial when judge matthew byrne down in los angeles discovered that nixon's plumbers unit had burglarized ellsberg's psychiatrist's office in order to find dirt on ellsberg. and the judge was so outraged about this governmental misduct that he dismissed the candidate. the government did not are the "the new york times" and, in fact, no publisher has ever been prosecuted under the espionage act, and i don't think that the news media could be
an unmistakable change at the top at the pentagon. our pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski is traveling with him and tonight has an exclusive interview with the secretary. >> reporter: the new secretary of defense leon panetta surveyed iraq from a u.s. military helicopter today and was troubled by the landscape below. u.s. forces here, set to withdraw by the end of the year, are once again caught up in a war. 15 troops were killed last month by roadside bombs. panetta told a gathering of soldiers today the killing must end. >> my first responsibility as secretary of defense is to make damned sure that we do everything necessary to protect you. >> reporter: panetta pressured iraq's top officials to send iraqi military forces out to hunt down the attackers. in an interview with nbc news, panetta suggested if not, american combat forces would do the job. >> all i can tell you is i do have the authority and the responsibility to defend u.s. soldiers. >> reporter: this is panetta's first overseas trip as secretary of defense. on the flight over, he surprised many when he declared that al qae
at a parliamentary hearing next week. >>> the u.s. is finding a war in cyberspa cyberspace. the pentagon say it's a battle to protect national security secrets but the other side is winning. some of the nation's most sensitive military secrets have been looted. >> reporter: the joint strike fighter is the pentagon's high priced toikt air superiority for the 21st century except four months for that the design was stolen by hackers. 24,000 files in all. >> designs of satellites, uavs, unmanned aerial vehicles, cutting edge military technology. >> reporter: is somebody out there robbing us blind? >> a lot of people are taking information. >> reporter: he told cbs news the u.s. is not sure who stole the data although the most likely suspects are china and russia. >> the attackers are ahead of the defenders in cyberspace. the technology for intrusions is far ahead of the technology for defenses and we need to catch up. >> reporter: how often are there attacks on the pentagon's networks? >> there are attempted intrusions, thousands of times a day. >> reporter: these intrusions are not pranks but espi
. >>> the pentagon hammered home the new cyber policy. we will tell you what they have revealed about a previously secret electron being attack on a u.s. defense -- electronic attack on a u.s. defense contractor. >>> we are adecked. the research that suggest the internet is replacing our memberry. and going to a live break a picture of new york's central park. looks like a beautiful day in new york and beautiful here in baltimore as well will we will be right back. that's amazing. you know what else is amazing? how easy it is to save money on motorcycle, boat, or camper insurance with geico. geico, saving people money, on more than just car insurance. >>> military doctors say they are receiving hands on training and shock dmsh shock trauma. they are in training in preparation to go overseas to work in military hospitals. military medical personnel will complete a tour of duty to deal with trauma patients. every day trauma patients are wheeled into the base and some are accident victims. this young man came in with multiple stab wood alongside and among civilian trauma doctors, nurses and techs and
into a pentagon contractor and stolen tens of thousands of computer files. i'm harris faulkner in tonight for shepard smith. we begin tonight with what we're being told is one of the largest ever cyber attacks against our military. the hack attack apparently happened in march but the deputy secretary of defense just revealed the details today. and it's worth noting this comes just a month after the new defense secretary leon panetta warned america's next pearl harbor could come over the internet. jennifer griffin with the news live at the pentagon tonight. and, jennifer, what do we know so far about what they got in this attack. >> well, harris, the revelation came during a speech outlining the new pentagon cyber strategy deputy defense secretary william lind dropped this bombshell that in march the pentagon had experienced one of its largest cyber thefts ever. >> this was significant and it was a defense contractor. it was data-related to systems that are being developed for the department of defense. it was large, 24 hours files. it was done, we think, by a foreign intelligence service.
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associated with a realignment plan. they will run a new bus route between the pentagon and the mark center in alexandria. more than 6000 government workers are moving to the northern virginia office. matra plans to enhance other routes. workers will be able to ride some buses for free. >>> it has been an escalating issue, but metro says they are replacing escalators at the bethesda station as part of a six-year capital improvement program. metro has been criticized about broken escalators in the station and are replacing three escalators at foggy bottom and planning replacement at the pentagon and dupont circle. >>> looking for a raise? this story might be a help you need. one study finds 97% of employers plan to increase salaries for their employees next year. the average pay would jump 3% with top performing employees seeing an increase of 4.8%. nearly all 1200 employers polled said they plan to give raises to hold on to their best workers. >>> coming up next, just a month until the unveiling of the martin luther king jr. memorial. a group of administrators get a sneak peek and
. this is live in springfield. everything is open between the pentagon and fredericksburg. back to you. >> thank you. >>> five days before potential default. the house is scheduled to vote on the debt plan being pushed by speaker john boehner but it's not clear whether it has enough votes to pass. his bill would raise the debt ceiling in two phases and cut $900 billion in spending. some conservatives say it's not enough. john boehner told them to get in line reportedly during a meeting yesterday. some are coming around while others are not convinced. >> armageddon is not true. >> the bill is expected to die in the senate. senate democrats support a plan to raise the debt ceiling through the end of 2012 fell and cut $2 trillion in spending. republicans don't approve. >>> police are investigating a double stabbing in ortiz dcm a group of young women became involved in a street fight last night. police arrived at the apartments at the 600 block of edgewood street northeast and found with stab wounds. no suspects. >>> we are getting a better look at the man being called the serial slasher. he is res
. but it has still been on the books and the pentagon prepares to certify it's ready to welcome gays in the military, she believes this order sends a mess yanl to the defense department to get moving. >> it's gratifying. the court can see injustice of the law. it's unconstitutional. it goes against american value autos the pentagon released a statement saying we will, of course comply with orders of the court and are taking immediate steps to inform the field of this order. and says certification is just weeks away. in the meantime, doning says gays and lesbians in the military are being discharged when sexuality is discovered. now, with today's ruling. people with k.breathe knowing at least today won't be the day i get investigated and i'm safe. >> the pentagon statement seems to indicate this won't be an appeal, but she and others are cautioning gay troops to not immediately come out, saying it's better to wait until the pentagon certification is complete and the policy is officially off the books. live in san francisco, abc 7 news. >> and marines based out of california will be am
evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. the pentagon is confirming tonight that some of the nation's most sensitive military secrets have been looted wholesale by spies who managed to break in to government computers. plans for the wars in iraq and afghanistan, secret information about american satellites, plans for a new fighter plane are gone, vacuumed up in computer hacking apparently by hostile governments. the confirmation came today in a speech in washington by deputy secretary of defense william lynn. >> to date, malicious cyber activity has been directed at nearly every sector of our infrastructure and economy. our national security correspondent david martin has been investigating and hi managed to get the first television camera ever into the pentagon's command center that defends against computer attacks. david also spoke to deputy secretary lynn about the information that's been lost. >> reporter: the joint strike fighter is the pentagon's high- priced ticket to air superiority for the 21st century. except four months ago the designs for that and other sop
's vulnerabilities.anddjust as the pentagon unveiled its plan top officials revealed one off the worst breaches ever."in a single intrusion thii march 24,000 files were takee.""it intelligence service, a nation ptate was behind it." pentagon officials confirmed it was sensitive us military ddta, taken from a contractors' computer system. cyberspace is now a potential be a significant component of involves major nationss rogue s 2008 an infected ffashdrive -wn a s military base. ...a foreign spy agency had placed aamalicious code on the drive trannferred secret data to foreiin control. for the ffrst time a foreign government had a cyber beach head. the new pentagon strategy focuses on defending militarr syytems from theft and denial or disuptiin of service. but its tough. component elements that arr built around the wwrldd and so the issue of securing a supply chain becomes very muuh a security matter."in the event &pof a devastating attack in military cyberspace --the conventional counterattack psinggmmssiles or bbmbs...but at llast one senior officer says even the more mundane phone hacking sca
quiet on 66. -- looks good in ashburn and sterling. running smoothly around the pentagon. in clarksburg, maryland, jummy olabanji has an update on the gas main break on 121. 270 is open. stick around for that. but now back to the news desk. >>> a big improvement on 270. 77 degrees right now. >> a pentagon investigative reports that thousands of military contractor passwords have been leaked. >> today on "oprah," the out of this world life of "star wars" actress carrie fisher, 4:00 and abc 7. we will be right back. ♪ captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> former british prime minister gordon brown says that he was a victim of "news of the world" tabloid. and there are reports that the royal family were targeted as well. rupert murdoch shut down the tabloid amid the hacking scandal. nine reporters could face jail time. >>> packers say that they stole thousands of unscripted military passwords from parliament contractor booz allen hamilton. passwords could be used to break into military e-mail accounts. the mclean virginia-based company says it does not com
. >> and an inside look at the pentagon. >> e boardwalk in n city, maryland. surf enosis city. good morning, washington. >>> coming up on 5:40 on this in.th of july clouds overhead this morning be clearing the way. sun and clouds throughout the day. some outdoor plants could be byefly interrupted afternoon andthis evening. southern shenandoah valley still lingering areas of light quickly coming to an end. 73 in arlington, 69 in martinsburg. storms developing around 3:00 especially northwest of the area, then moving south and east. most of the storms will be over will combine fireworks time. a few isolated storms could be g on into the nighttime, especially south of the metro. 80 degrees at a time. highs. the low 90's-- wednesday through friday, highs .90'se day low slight sense of late-day storms wednesday through friday. ofry light volume out hill and alexandria. hov restrictions lifted on the virginia today. hov lanes going northbound i-95 bridge atwards the 43 7:30, they will switch supposed southbound in order to facilitate folks leaving town making their way out from festivities. 395 p
to that question. wow. barbara starr is over at the pentagon. we'll check in with her. continuing the breaking news coverage right after this. ♪ ♪ look at that car, well, it goes fast ♪ ♪ givin' my dad a heart attack ♪ [ friend ] that is so awesome. ♪ i love my car [ engine revving ] [ male announcer ] that first chevy, yea, it gets under your skin. ♪ on our car insurance. great! at progressive, you can compare rates side by side, so you get the same coverage, often for less. wow! that is huge! [ disco playing ] and this is to remind you that you could save hundreds! yeah, that'll certainly stick with me. we'll take it. go, big money! i mean, go. it's your break, honey. same coverage, more savings. now, that's progressive. call or click today. >>> lots of confusion about what will happen to the united states military if the u.s. can't pay its bills come due starting on tuesday. a spokesman for admiral mike mullen telling cnn the admiral doesn't know what the impact would be for the military as far as pay and compensation are concerned. he reinforced defense secretary leon panetta's me
the pentagon is ready to certify it will admit openly gay members without sacrificing security. the president has to endorse it and then there's a 60-day waiting period. after that the controversial policy is history. >>> 11 days to default and still no deal on the debt ceiling, but it is a new day. our sources say president obama is trying to koex members of his own party, while cutting as much as $3 trillion in spending. that is going to mean changes in health and retirement programs, also puts off tax reform, something a lot of people felt is very important, until later. the details are very fluid. no agreements yet. congressional democrats are very nervous. the president trying to figure out a way to work it out. he's holding a two-hour meeting at the white house. he did that last night. writing about compromise in this morning's "usa today." "some of the cuts would target worthwhile programs that do a lot of good for our country. there are cuts some people in my own party aren't too happy about and frankly, i wouldn't make them if we didn't have so much debt." this is a sales pitch to th
, but a conservative factor now wants to shrink the size of the pentagon the deficit fought, namely, the head of the americans for tax reform grover norquist. last november he sent a letter to republican leaders calling for congress to -- norquist in january said shrinking the pentagon meant that conservatives need to rethink our presence in afghanistan. >> >> question, next year's g.o.p. presidential ply mares, will defense spending be hands off or will defense spending become a wedge issue that divides the contendsers? i'll ask you, james. >> i think they're already divided. i think tim pawlenty is taking a super-hawk pro defense, we're not going to cut defense spending stance. other candidates, ron paul, jon huntsman are for shrinking the budget. it's about 5%. at the ends of the clinton era it was 3. i think there's tremendous appetite in both parties to lower defense spending. what will republicans offer to democrats in return for getting entitlement reform and they don't want to raise taxes. they might office defense cuts. >> south carolina senator senator graham can't imagine a republi
is the pentagon's high priced ticket to air superiority for the 21st century. except four months ago, the designs for that and other sophisticated weapons were stolen from defense industry computers by hackers. 24 ,000 files in all. >> designs of satellite, uav, the unmanned aerial vehicles. >> there are a will the of people out there taking information. >> the u.s. is still not sure who stole the data. although the most likely suspects are china and russia. lynn is sure there is a mismatch between america's dependence on the technology of cyber space. >> it dries our navigation. it drives our communications. >> and its ability to defend against cyber attacks. >> the attackers are ahead of the defenders in cyber space. the technology for intrusions and far ahead as the technology for defenses. we need to catch up. >> how often are there attacks on the pentagon's networks? >> there are attempted intrusions thousands of times a day. >> these intrusions are not frank's, but espianage. left undetected inside the defense department's 15,000 computer necks. >> they are in and we don't know it
the pentagon is confirming that hackers stole 24,000 files from defense industry computers including designs of cutting edge military technology. this happened about four months ago. the deputy secretary of defense says that there are thousands of attempted intrusions on the pentagon's networks each day. and three years ago a foreign intelligence agency penetrated a classified computer network used by the u.s. central command which runs the wars in iraq and afghanistan. >> how long were they in? >> probably a matter of months. >> they were in a matter of months undetected? >> yes. >> that must have been a wake up call. >> that was a wake up call. >> and it led us to the creation of it. >> right now only countries like china and russia have the capability to launch a cyber attack that could take down this country's power grid or banking system. >>> a hunger struck at california prisons is entering its third week. a vigil was held at pelican bay state prison. prisoners stopped eating july 1st protesting what they call deplorable conditions and say they plan to make a statement with their death
gates at the pentagon. yesterday in baghdad, secretary panetta urged the iraqi government to step up pressure on militias that attack american troops, after a stop in afghanistan saturday where he made his first public comments since being sworn if. panetta outlined his priorities as new pentagon chief, making a bold claim about al qaeda. >> my goals are to defeat al qaeda, that obviously we made an important start with that, with getting rid of bin laden, but i was convinced in my prior capacity and i'm convinced in this capacity that we're within reach of strategically defeating al qaeda. >> he went on to say that the u.s. is targeting 20 leaders key to the terrorist network survival and he feels continued efforts could, quote, cripple al qaeda as a threat to the united states. >>> there are new developments in the different kind of war across the u.s. border. a new wave of deadly drug gang violence hitting mexico. government officials say more than 40 people were killed in three prominent cities over a 24-hour period over the weekend. they say it's an example of brutal fighting be
and pentagon workers -- troops and pentagon workers. >>> and treasure secretary timothy geutner isn't going anywhere. when asked about his future plans, he only said we have a lot of challenges as a country. . >>> the state of minnesota is closed this afternoon. they shut the doors because lawmakers couldn't reach a budget deal. the democratic governor sparred over how to stop the state's $5 million deficit. this means all state parks are closed for the holiday weekend. road projects are halted and thousands of state workers are without a job. >>> it's a get away friday as people prepare for the long holiday weekend. but more of us will actually be staying close to home this year. triple a estimates 39 million americans will travel at least 50 miles from home over the holiday. that's a million less than last year. analysts say the continuing pain at the pump has been blamed for the decrease in travel. >>> so what can motorists expect when they pull up to the gas pump? lower prices actually? regular grade gas in the area averages $3.50. that is down $0.08 from one week ago and down $0.25 fro
with all the pomp and circumstance the pentagon could muster. president bush reshaped the wars in iraq and afghanistan. and today, president obama not only gave his thanks, he surprised gates by giving him the nation's highest civilian award, the medal of freedom. gates' served eight presidents in a career that took him through the ranks of the cia and into the pentagon in late 2006. >> bob, today you're not only one of the longest zash serving secretaries of defense in american history, but it is also clear that you've been one of the best. >> i'm just saying here, that i will think of these young warriors, the one who is fought. the ones who keep on fighting, the ones who never made it back until the end of my days. >> and emotional bob gates and monterrey native leon panetta takes his place as defense secretary tomorrow and general david petraeus was confirmed to take panetta's place as cia director. >>> changing the way you buy alcohol. new restrictions that could be coming to a grocery store near you. >>> tsa employees under fire this week for searching an elderly woman's diaper b
of al qaeda. nbc's pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski is traveling with the sec. fare. the secretary. >> reporter: leon panetta arrived in afghanistan, his first trip as secretary of defense, but it was on the flight over when he dropped the bombshell on al qaeda. >> we're within reach of strategically defeating al qaeda. >> reporter: panetta said the killing of osama bin laden by u.s. commandos two months ago and in an increasingly intense campaign of predator air strikes aimed at top terrorist leaders ó has staggered al qaeda. >> i think we had undermined their ability to conduct 9/11-type attacks. i think we had them on the run. >> reporter: in kabul the military's leader of the u.s. war in afghanistan, general david petraeus agreed. >> al qaeda's senior leadership is lessÑi capable of threatenin targets anywhere. >> reporter: panetta said recent intelligence h ayman al zawahiri is believed holed up in the western tribal regions of pakistan. he also revealed that up to 20 top al qaeda leaders from pakistan, yemen, and somalia were identified from laden's compound
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